Wednesday, December 21, 2011

wiww - and still hangin' in there {barely}

it's been a good 2 or 3 weeks since i've been a part of What I Wore Wednesday
and I sure have missed it!
these little posts inspire me to mix & match what's in my wardrobe..
so when I don't do 'em, I start to feel frumpy.

see this picture below.. while I love this knitted shrug {looovve it.. and i really did just sing that}
I know I could have done a little bit more with this outfit.
maybe a little colored peek-a-boo belt? or add in some color somewhere...
but when you're throwing on an outfit because you need to be out the door
in 5 minutes.. well, there's just not much time for creativity :)

next time, friends, I'll get it right.

brown shrug/skinnies/earrings: Target, white long sleeve: forever21, boots: carlos santana unity

 my old summer dress; it really needs to be retired..
but I love it so.
maybe next month I'll let it go and use the fabric for something awesome.
but if by chance you do see me in it one more time, just know it's taking me a little longer to
let it go :)

dress/sweater tights/long sleeve white shirt: forever 21, cardi: target, boots: carlos santana unity

 as you can tell, I've been slacking in the picture-taking area as well.
no excuses for that, other then just to say I get so caught up baking up
some wonderful pastries that I lose track of time.

ok, so I totally made up the baking part.


looking for some fashion inspiration?
head on over to The Pleated Poppy to see what everyone else is wearing..
you'll find plenty to inspire you :)


Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Cute outfits! I loved the first one until I saw the second one, now I can't decide which I love more!

Anonymous said...

I love that brown shrug. It looks so warm and cosy!

Susan said...

Love the shrug. And baking is far more difficult than getting dressed - so good on you! :) xo

Anonymous said...

I love both your outfits! If you're looking for a little something extra on the first one, maybe a colorful chunky necklace? Turquoise?

I have also made an effort to recycle summer dresses during the winter. Or, since it's 75 degrees today, "winter."

Jennifer said...

too cute!

Abbie said...

Ooooh. That sweater in the first one is sooo pretty and comfy-looking!

And I love how you've paired the bright colors in number two with the neutral boots.


I'd love it if you'd stop by for a visit and participate in a fun fashion guessing game I have going on right now called Thrifted or Grifted!

~Abbie (
P.S. I'm your newest follower : )

Tonya said...

Love that first outfit! The shrug & your boots are too cute!

Erin said...

I love your outfits! Thanks for sharing. I REALLY love the sweater in the first one. In fact, I just ordered it :) I hope it fits!

Cate said...

I'm dreaming of boots just like yours... and I also LOOOOVE your shrug.:) I think it's amazing all on its own.
cate @

Jeanine Byers Hoag said...

I LOVE that shrug!! Love it! And I think your outfit looks fabulous just as it is.

I followed you and that beautiful shrug here from WIWW. :)


Liz @ said...

I totally dig that shrug as well. A belt would have been great, but it still looks smashing as is. :) Such a pretty gal!!

marissa said...

that first sweater is fantastic! I love everything about it, I definitely need to be checking target more often. I'd love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made Party over at

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

Follow you via What I Wore Wednesday

MacKensie said...

Stopping by from WIWW! I loooove your knit sweater as well. It's adooorable. I need one.



Shannon Olson said...

I love the sweater and I love the flowered dress, so pretty!

Lisa @ MMT said...

I love your shrug! It looks super comfy and cute! I think you dressed it up pretty cute with the ear rings, nice touch. I also love how you put together the second outfit! Turning a summer dress into an awesome fall outfit, you are mighty creative. Also have to say I loath your boots! I really, really want them ;)

Merry Christmas!

Stacy of KSW said...

Hope you don't mind if I pin you? You are just too adorable not to!

Simply.Lovely.Things said...

LOVE the ring in your first pic. So pretty!

New follower from the Pleated Poppy

The Cantelmo Family said...

I love your sweater in the first picture. You have great style!

Jodi said...

Perfect outfits! You have such great natural style.

Chelsea said...

I am LOVING that shrug! Did you get that from Target recently? I have lots of Target gift cards burning a hole in my pocket! New follower of your adorable blog!